Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Soft Summer Night

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Jan 31, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Soft Summer Night' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1995 by Grace Stamile. See Grace (and husband, Pat's) website for information about the daylilies they grow in Arroyo Grande, CA:

For more information about Grace (and Pat), read Char's thread: The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Patrick and Grace Stamile" in Daylilies forum

Soft Summer Nights is an early to mid-season bloomer with possible re-bloom. It has earned the Honorable Mention: 2009 AHS award. It is pod and pollen fertile with currently 19 registered children:

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Soft Summer Night') .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Soft Summer Night')
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Jan 31, 2017 6:27 PM CST
I bought this plant back in 2013, but I show no photos of it at all. I do remember seeing it in bloom, but I don't remember it from last year at all. I definitely need to check this year and see if it is still in the garden. I would have to say it has not performed very well, or I would have photos of it. I have a feeling it is another dormant that did not like the warm weather here. It was growing in a sunny location, but was rather on the dry side. With the droughts we have had in the past, that could have been more than it could tolerate.
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Jan 31, 2017 6:33 PM CST
It's a lovely eyed soft pink. Vigorous and reliable, though last year, along with many others, its performance was subpar. Differences in pictures probably reflect different lighting.

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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Feb 2, 2017 10:27 AM CST
Soft Summer Night does exceptionally well here. High bud count and bloom for a long time. This one will always have a home here. I have a few more pictures on the PC that I will add later.
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